|"This is a delicious oolong with nice bit of complexity. Every sip brings something new to the table. "|
My sample today consists of little fists of leaves that range in color from light to dark olive. The aroma surprised me as most Dong Ding oolongs I have come across tend to lean towards the floral. Instead I was able to pick out green grass, clover and hints of cooked asparagus.
The instructions on the site were for gong-fu style prep whereas I prefer western style. If I have a suggestion it would be to include both. I set up my Breville using a water temp of 195 degrees and a steep time of 3 minutes.
The liquor is a lighter greenish gold and the fragrance is now very floral, lily and honeysuckle with hints of spice. Very smooth with a medium mouthfeel. The base note reminds me of sweet bread. The next layer has a bite of cinnamon and the sweetness of cantaloupe. The top note is definitely floral and lingers into an aftertaste that coats the roof of the mouth. As the tea cools I am also picking up teasers of peaches and apricots.
This is a delicious oolong with nice bit of complexity. Every sip brings something new to the table. The price is reasonable for this type of oolong and I am considering picking some up for myself.
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